Ron Bushy (Washington, D.C, 1945) is best known as co-founder and drummer of the rock band Iron Butterfly.
He first learned to play the drums when he was in the sixth grade.
Ron Bushy's lengthy drum solo in "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," with his primal drum patterns, set the standard for generations of rock drummers.
Ron Bushy also played in the bands Magic (1977 to 1978), Gold, (1978 to 1980).
Factoid: Ron built his own acryllic plexiglass drum set and it is thought to be the first one built using plexiglass. It has a number of butterfly picture cut-outs taped to it. The bass drum is twice the depth of a normal bass drum, so it pushes a longer column of air. The air column was so strong that when miking the bass drum, small sandbag weights were used to keep the air column from pushing over the microphone.